Center for Community Engagement

The Center for Community Engagement creates lasting connections among Suffolk University, nonprofit organizations, and community-based organizations. We support projects that serve community-identified needs and enrich our students’ education.


Drawing on the combined resources of the local and Suffolk communities, we forge and maintain long-term partnerships that engage our students in service and social action. Sign up here for service opportunities.

Service-learning is one of the most popular ways that Suffolk students come together to enhance the lives of others and enrich their own education. Combining community service with classroom study, students dive into projects ranging from teaching English as a second language (ESOL) to tutoring to soil sampling to serving the needs of the homeless. Find out more about Service Learning.

A group of volunteers during Suffolk's Service Week at an event

Ways to Get Involved


Jumpstart puts Suffolk students in preschool classrooms to help low-income children.

Suffolk Votes

Suffolk Votes is a non-partisan, university-wide effort to get students registered, educated, and out to vote in local, state, and national elections.

Alternative Winter & Spring Break Programs

Community service opportunities and educational programs happen as recurring events, one-time special events, and travel opportunities during winter and spring break.

Service After Hours

Service After Hours connects you to other Suffolk students, helps build your network in Boston, and allows you to make a long-term impact in your community. You can join as a volunteer or take on a leadership role as a project leader, where you will learn valuable leadership skills and development, helping to empower other Suffolk students to get involved in their community.

Student Job Opportunities

Suffolk has relationships with Greater Boston non-profit organizations, and supporting service learning projects.

Community Partnerships

We have community partnerships with organizations throughout Boston and beyond. Mutual projects support the community and contribute to the education and experience of our students.